He is God’s child; a different, thinking cricketer who plays his own way, says his father
Washington Sundar not just has the sense of timing but knows when to time his performances.
He has the languid left-hander’s elegance where he picks the length early and plays the ball late. His footwork complements his balance.
The match was on a knife edge when the debutant joined the heroic Rishabh Pant. At stake was India’s greatest Test moment and breaking through the wall at the ’Gabba, Australia’s bastion for 32 years.
’Gabba was a cauldron when the 21-year-old Washington, all composure under pressure, took guard. Australia seemed to be gaining back momentum.
There appeared to be no pressure though when he gloriously off-drove Pat Cummins, Australia’s finest bowler, through mid-off to the boundary.
His best was yet to come. When Cummins pitched short testing him, Washington, light on his feet, swivelled around and was airborne as he hooked the paceman for a…